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When Did We Start Trusting Strangers? New Research from Universal McCann

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Arrive Without Traveling

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

In the sci-fi novel Halting State, users visit multiple MMORPGs and corporate web sites "in character" -- their cartoon avatar representations of self -- while preserving also their magic swords and collected booty between virtual destinations.

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Media (and Buzz) Moves Online

by: Mark Rogers

The huge success of Tina Fey’s Saturday Night Live parodies of Sarah Palin (see below) has pointed up something the TV networks increasingly see as a great new opportunity.

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Google Chrome: That's the Way Ad Cookie Crumbles

by: Ilya Vedrashko

This must be the cheesiest headline of all 2,200+ headlines in AdLab's almost four-year history.

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'Born Digital' by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

by: danah boyd

I am pleased to announce that John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives is out in the wild! This book grows out of the digital natives project at the Berkman Center (with which I am loosely affiliated).

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Unsung Ideas #8

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Technology changes things. Most of the time in expected, pleasant ways. But sometimes, in more unexpected ways and often accompanied by Richter-9 rude shock.

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The Micro-site Isn't Dead. (It's Just Not Useful)

by: David Armano

If there’s one type of headline that gets attention—it’s about claiming the death of something. Well, I’d like to proclaim the “un-dead” nature of a format which I think has the potential to become something more powerful than we are currently seeing today.

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Guidelines for Brands Using Twitter

by: David Armano

For many individuals, Twitter allows us to manage our multiple circles of friends and contacts. However, In what seems like a very short amount of time, Twitter has become one of the most talked about social networks around.

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Social Media and the Olympics - What Brands Are Doing

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If You Can't Beat Them, Be Them?

by: David Armano

I did the above visual not long after I first started blogging. While I illustrated a specific type of scenario (think Dell Hell or Comcast sleeper etc.), my point were that traditional and non-traditional media co-existed and had to be factored into how a company deals with the public.

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